In March 2008 I began Finding Pennies. In December 2008 I began sharing these "Penny Tales" with a few close friends. They encouraged me to blog the Penny Tales such that more people could enjoy the Adventures with Penny Angels.

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Saturday, July 23, 2011

Day #946 - Fun and Games

Doc and Sparky found one penny out in the street in front of the house as they drove out to for their morning fun. (Coin #1)

At 8:30 a.m. we headed to the Penny Palace. Work is proceeding at full speed. The Phantom Plumber was there. He has a ‘real job’, but likes to do new construction plumbing as his “fun and games”. The HVAC team put in a full day’s work. They don’t yet know about Penny Finding, so they are still in a ‘work’ mindset.

Doc and I had fun marking out the base of the fireplace and the outline for the dining table. (Envision Beauty and the Beast at opposite ends of a long table).

We left at 11 a.m., then made a brief stop at Stevie’s new house where they will be moving in tomorrow.


At 2:30 p.m. we picked up the two nephews for the Boyz sleepover. Our first stop was Chuck E. Cheese (CEC) for them to redeem the hundreds of coupons they had been collecting for many months. Fun & Games there. I went next door to CVS for a few moments while they were playing games to search for MY coin for today. Found two pennies. (Coins #2&3)

Doc spotted one penny under a table at CEC where a woman was seated. I traded her a Penny Card for the coin under her chair. (Coin #4)

We drove up the mountain to our cabin retreat. We planned to go for Mexican food overlooking the lake, but at the last minute, the Boyz chose Chinese instead. We had the little restaurant totally to ourselves. (Not sure if that is a good sign on a Saturday night). The food was really good!

While Brandon and I went for a walk at the Lake, Doc and Nick bought groceries. They also collected one penny in the parking lot and three inside the store. (Coins #5-8)

Our next stop was a Starbucks inside a different grocery store. Brandon spotted a penny under a display from about 20 ft. away! Then I found a dime. (Coins #9&10)

Next it was back to the cabin for Fun and Games. We played UNO and folded paper airplanes to launch from the loft.

COINcidence? As I was packing my bags for this trip, at the last moment I was “nudged” to throw in a ruler (straight edge). I questioned the reason for it? At the cabin when we read the instructions for the paper airplane folding, they said to use a straight edge to score the fold lines! There was the reason!

Total: 10 Coins P (9), N (0), D (1), Q (0) = $0.19

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